Juventus director claims loan move for United's Martial is not "feasible"
Juventus director Maurizio Arrivabene has claimed that a loan move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is not “feasible”.
The French international has made his intentions to interim manager Ralf Rangnick clear, he wants to leave the club.
It looked like things were heading in a toxic direction between Martial and the club, following the fallout of his absence at Villa Park on Saturday.
But the German coach has said the “matter is now resolved”, and the 26-year-old was pictured with the travelling squad for this evening’s clash against Brentford.
The Frenchman is yet to feature since the interim boss took charge and hasn’t started a Premier League game since October.
Although Newcastle and Tottenham are reportedly interested in Martial, the former Monaco man is not keen on a loan move to a Premier League side.
In order for Martial to leave this month, United want any potential suitors to cover his £240,000 per week wages and pay a loan fee.
But Arrivabene has poured cold water on Juventus’ prospects of signing United’s number nine on loan during the January transfer window, citing United’s demands as the stumbling block in negotiations.
Speaking to Sport Mediaset ahead of Juvenus’ match against Sampdoria last night, Arrivabene said: “Not at those figures, no. We aren’t even going to discuss it at certain figures.
“With current conditions [loan fee and paying full salary paid] it’s not a feasible deal for us. Considering certain numbers, there are no advanced talks – we don’t expect any discount [from Man Utd].”
With the number of potential suitors for Martial dwindling and with Newcastle pursuing a loan move for Jesse Lingard, the likelihood of the Frenchman staying at Old Trafford beyond January looks to be increasing by the day.
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